Here’s another interesting session of programming that was aired on Issues, Etc. (http://www.issuesetc.org/ondemand.html). The topic has to with one (of many) question that tends to dog us: Repentance, What Is It?
Go here: http://220.127.116.11/podcast/158020509H2p.mp3
Rod gives us a substantially biblical definition of what repentance is, as well as explains what it is not (but is commonly believed to be). The conversation affirms that Christ alone (His person/His accomplishment) is Our hope, not you, not I.
Gerhard Forde once wrote:
“Theologically and more universally all must learn to say, “I am a sinner,” and likewise never to stop saying it until Christ’s return makes it no longer true.”
Tim Keller had said,
“…in the gospel, repentance reconnects you to the source of your power and your confidence and your joy. Why? Because the source of your self image, the source of your power, the source of your confidence is not your record, but his record. Not what you have done, but what he has done.”
I encourage you to listen to Irons preach and then consider how this compares to the general thrust of what we will hear next Sunday. When Lee is done serving the flock the Bread of Heaven, Jesus Christ, there is a real sense of comfort and confidence about having been adopted into this great family!
Lee Irons on Confessing Our Sins
My hope is that you, my friend, are weekly provide the genuine sustenance of a Gospel ministry.
C. John Miller once wrote: “Repentance has nothing to do with what man has done. Rather it is man’s coming undone in respect to all human righteousness, followed by his going outside himself in faith to Christ alone for salvation.”